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CIU Undergraduate Scholarships & Grants

 

Through the faithful generosity of many friends and alumni, CIU is able to make available grants and scholarships. The Financial Aid Office will work with the student to determine the best overall financial package for the student.

  • To qualify for CIU aid, a student must be enrolled full-time for the fall and spring semesters (winterim and summer courses DO NOT count towards full-time status)
  • Students are eligible for any grant they qualify for, but they are only eligible for one (1) merit based scholarship.
  • In most cases CIU grants and scholarships will be applied to the cost of tuition and fees after all federal and state gift aid is first applied. Therefore any remaining balance of tuition, fees, cost of room, board, books and incidentals up to the student and their family.  Direct loans and Parent (PLUS) loans are available to help cover these costs. Students may also use outside scholarships to cover these costs. To research outside sources, contact your high school guidance counselor, church, community organizations, library and view our page of Other Resources.
  • At CIU, it's a privilege to train students as they answer God's call on their lives. To help with the cost of education, any employee or dependent with our partner agencies is eligible for a tuition reduction for any course at any time of the year, with the exception of doctoral level courses. Students receiving a partnership discount are not eligible for additional institutional aid from Columbia International University. To view a list of our eligible partner organizations please visit partnerships.

 

2015 - 16 CIU Merit Scholarships for full-time Undergraduate Students:

Merit scholarships are based on high school GPA and SAT/ACT scores received at the time of Admission.  Additional test scores will be considered up to the March 1st deadline prior to initial fall enrollment.  The scholarship amounts below are only for first time students enrolling at CIU in 2015-16 academic year.

Name of Award

Eligibility Requirements

Amount of Award

How to Apply

Renewal Policy

R.C. McQuilkin Leadership Scholarship

Top student selected during the McQuilkin Scholarship Weekend; HS GPA of 3.0;SAT 1000+/ACT21+; evidence of leadership.

Up to Full Tuition

Submit CIU Scholarship Application and participate in the scholarship weekend

Submit FAFSA; not on academic or character probation; maintain GPA of 3.0+

Board Scholarship

Varies depending on test score and GPA

see merit chart

$9,000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; not on academic or character probation; maintain GPA of 3.0+

Presidential Scholarship

Varies depending on test score and GPA

see merit chart

$7,000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; not on academic or character probation; maintain GPA of 2.5+

Dean Scholarship

Varies depending on test score and GPA

see merit chart

$5.000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; not on academic or character probation; maintain GPA of 2.5+

Servant Leader Scholarship

Varies depending on test score and GPA

see merit chart

$3,000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; not on academic or character probation; maintain GPA of 2.5+

Achievement Award

Varies depending on test score and GPA

see merit chart

$2,000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA, meet all community standards, not on Academic or Character probation; maintain GPA of 2.5+

 

 

2014 - 15 CIU Grants for full-time Undergraduate Students

CIU grants will be awarded based on eligibility at the time of admission.

Name of Grant

Eligibility Requirements

Amount of Award

How to Apply

Renewal Policy

Legacy Grant

Child/Grandchild of CIU Alumi

$1000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; not on Academic or Character probation; maintain GPA of 2.0+

Christian Worker Grant

Parent is serving full-time in an evangelical ministry or church

$1000

Submit FAFSA and CIU Scholarship Application

Submit FAFSA; not on Academic or Character probation; maintain GPA of 2.0+

Church Matching Grant

Sponsored by a church or para-church

Up to $1000

Submit a Church Matching Grant form and a check by March 1st for the following academic year.

Match will be awarded as long as funds are available

Submit form and payment each year that the Church Matching grant is desired; the deadline is March 15 for the following academic year.

 

Submit FAFSA; not on Academic or Character probation; maintain GPA of 2.0+

Partners in Ministry Grant

Spouse of a full-time degree-seeking student; based upon availability of funds, and students receiving this grant are not eligible for any additional CIU aid.

Tuition for one class per semester  based on availability of funds

Submit FAFSA and PIM application by August 1

PIM Application

PIM will be awarded as long as funds are available.

Submit FAFSA; not on Academic or Character probation; maintain GPA of 2.0+